Apple TV+ has landed itself yet another documentary, this one produced by legendary filmmaker Spike Jonze (Her, Being John Malkovich).
Variety has the report, which reveals that Apple TV+ has secured the distribution rights to the Beastie Boys Story, a documentary detailing the lives and career of the rap trio. As mentioned above, Jonze will be a producer on the new documentary.
Beastie Boys Story features Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond talking about the 40-year friendship between the two, as well as the rocket that was the group’s rise to fame back in the late 80s. The documentary is described as being “live”, and it was shot at the King Theater in Brooklyn, New York. The other founding member, Adam Yauch, died in 2012 at the age of 47, and he will be remembered in the documentary as well.
Beastie Boys Story will premiere in IMAX theaters on April 3. Following that, the documentary will show up on the Apple TV+ streaming service on April 24.
The film was a byproduct of Horvitz and Diamond’s work on the retrospective “Beastie Boys Book,” which was released by Random House in 2018. Jonze, known for such features as 2013’s “Her” and 1999’s “Being John Malkovich,” has a long history with the group, having directed the music video for the Beasties’ 1994 hit “Sabotage.” The docu release also coincides with the 26th anniversary of the album “Ill Communication.”
Jonze has a history with the Beastie Boys, and said it was a “real privilege” to refine with them to bring this documentary to life:
I owe Beastie Boys a lot. One time, they pulled me out of a burning ship, and another time they helped me cheat on my college exam to get into Florida State,” Jonze said. “So, it was a real privilege to get to reunite with them and help them tell their story.
Who’s looking forward to seeing this doc?